Cover Reveal Day – Spirit Awakened

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Cover Reveal time!

I hope you all have enjoyed summer! So many of you have asked about a prequel to Spirit Released I decided, since I love spending time with my characters, why not. ;-)

Welcome back to Whisper Cove with Spirit Awakened. This is a novella length prequel you won’t want to miss. To guarantee notice, make sure to follow this blog.

In the meantime, stay tuned for September release day updates and pre-order options!

 

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Blurb:

Jake Mitchell is a neurologist who doesn’t trust what can’t be explained. That is, until he moves to the rumor-haunted town of Whisper Cove and meets a beautiful nurse named Faith Cabrillo. When Faith awakens Jake’s sixth sense that defies science, he’s thrown into a world of passion, spirits, and a centuries-old lovers’ curse that can never be broken….

Excerpt:

“Whatever you’re smiling about, I want to be part of that, Faith.” With a single hand, Jake eased the clumsy coffee pot from her arms and coiled the wire around the base. He took a step forward, breaching the threshold of her home by inches. “Whatever is broken, I’ll try to fix—”

“No.” To stop his forward progression, Faith placed her free hand on his chest, the steady drum of his heart against her palm tempting her to lean forward and inhale the scent of a sexy man. “You’d be a fool to waste your time on this model. It’s never going to be right.”

“One man’s junk is another’s treasure. I’m a treasure-seeking kind of guy…” Stepping up, so his body filled the doorway, he loomed, the heat of his thigh easing between hers, and her gown arched over his jeans. “And something about this weekend feels right.”

A subtle moan escaped her. Strength emanated from him, his will as she’d witnessed during the delicate surgery he’d performed was inescapable. To be neurosurgeon, he had to be brave. Braver than she could ever be. But could he learn to truly trust what he couldn’t see? Spirits whom would continue to appear and attempt to aide him when she wasn’t there to intercede? “You’re a man of science…”

“What if I am? Does that solely define me?”

No. Whether she was nurse, a woman from a foggy coastal town, or something else all together, she had many facets. He held her stare like he was waiting for an answer that she could not explain. Finally, she said, “No. You can be many things, but some aren’t as desirable as the others. What if after you’ve spent precious hours—hours you’ll never get back—you grow tired and toss away what never had a chance?” Her vision blurred and she turned away. Pull it together. You deserve to be happy and to find love again.

Shifting the coffee pot and the cup he held, he set them both on the hand-carved oak floor. He took her cup, too, and repeated his action. Then, with a gentle hand, he turned her chin, so she faced him again. “I need to know you,” he said. “But I can’t do that unless you let me in.”

 

Memorial Day Special

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Memorial Day Special! To honor those who have served, today I’ve lowered both my Promises Collection and Spirit Released to 0.99¢.

PROMISES COLLECTION:
“I love the Promises Collection.” AnAngelLady
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1sdFVmV
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1q8xKL6
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1lfuGVx
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1iRDLI8
Google Play: http://bit.ly/SuLT6K

SPIRIT RELEASED:
“Great start to a new series.” Tanya’s Book Nook
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1i9KOvu
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/RLkugD
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1rta9jC
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1nlK3l0
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1gQX7Y7

Have a safe and happy holiday,  Cyndi

Books Support Diabetes Research

 

With diabetes hitting close to home, I couldn’t be more pleased to help raise funds for Brenda Novak’s Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research. There are so many items up for auction: vacations, books, editorial reviews, jewelry, something for everyone! The auction runs until May 31st with one day only auction items a plus.

May 15th–ONE DAY ONLY–the online auction will offer a brand new Kindle Fire HDX (7″, Wi-Fi, 32 GB) loaded with titles from Brenda’s local chapter mates from the Sacramento Valley Rose and a $50 eGC. I’ve donated two titles. Hope you check out this awesome fundraiser!

Titles include:

  • TEMPTRESS OF TIME and IT TAKES A THIEF from author Dee Brice (erotica)
  • FALLING FOR YOU…AGAIN and ONLY FOR YOU by Kate Curran (contemporary romance)
  • BLUE RULES (hot contemporary) and SUMMER KISSES (sweet contemporary) by Melinda Curtis
  • HONOR THE PROMISE and REMEMBER THE PROMISE by Cyndi Faria (contemporary novellas)
  • FIRE AND WATER by Betsy Fasbinder (suspense) and Betsy’s recommendation AUNT MARY’S GUIDE TO RAISING CHILDREN THE OLD FASHIONED WAY by Amy S. Peele (Non-fiction)
  • SEX, LIES, & BEAUTY AIDES by Deb Julienne (debut novel, contemporary romantic comedy)
  • BLOOMS ON THE BONES and WINE INTO WATER (books 5 and 6 in the Flynn’s Crossing books) by Yvonne Kohano
  • LOVE & MAGIC, Stories of Romance by Diana McCollum (paranormal anthology) and Diana’s recommendation: MARSHALL IN PETTICOATS by Paty Jager
  • ADVENTURE CRUISE LINE Boxed Set (3 titles!): HIGH SEAS DECEPTION, HIS RELUCTANT BODYGUARD, and NEW YEAR’S ENDEAVOR along with DEAD GIRL IN A GREEN DRESS by Loucinda McGary (romantic suspense)
  • THROUGH THE SMOKE (Historical romance) and COME HOME TO ME (contemporary romance) by Brenda Novak
  • IMMORTAL LIES (Urban Fantasy) and OF SHADOW BORN (Paranormal romance) by S.L. Gray
  • GOLD RUSH GIRL, Book 1 of the CA Argonauts (historical romance) and A THOUSAND LITTLE SECRETS by Suzanne Lilly (contemporary romance)
  • ABDUCTED and DEAD WEIGHT, Books 1 and 2 in the Lizzie Gardner Series by Theresa Ragan (suspense)
  • DYING FOR A DATE and DYING FOR A DANCE by Cindy Sample (mystery)
  • NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED (Mystery) and THE COMPLETE HYDE SERIES (HYDE, JEKYLL, and STRANGE CASE; Urban Fantasy) by Lauren Stewart
  • Also included:
  • $25 Amazon gift card from SVR member Suzanne Vince
  • $25 Amazon gift card from debut author Anna J Stewart

Promises: The Complete Collection

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NEW RELEASE!! And just in time to gift for Mother’s Day, or better yet to add to your must read list!

PROMISES…

Three heartwarming stories of timeless love, first love and second chances, and best friends to lovers.

Includes a Best Selling Short Romance and an Award Winning Novella, plus a sneak peek of Book 1 in the Whisper Cove Series.

 

 

 

Available now at:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1sdFVmV
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1q8xKL6
Google Play: http://bit.ly/SuLT6K
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1iRDLI8
iTunes: Coming soon….

Happy Reading!!!

“Spellbinding” says Reviewer of Spirit Released #Winners #Giveaway

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Last week’s launch was such fun! I’m still excited about meeting so many readers at the Facebook Launch Party. I want to say thank you to all who attended! XO YOU!!!

REVIEWS ARE IN!

“I started reading this book and fell in love with the characters. True love trumps evil in a surprising twist. It is a page turner. I read till I couldn’t see then had trouble sleeping because I wanted to read more about Faith and her Fairy Fog spirit, Jake and his disbelief in spirits. I got up grabbed a cup of coffee and continued to read this spellbinding story. I now have to wait to see what happens in book two of the Whisper Cove Series. Ms Faria that was a great book. I loved it.”    –AnAngelLady

Thank you so much, AnAngelLady!

Authors live for reviews. And your review actually matters by way of getting a story into more readers’ hands. Soon as you’ve read Spirit Released, I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’ve listed the purchase links below. Simply download, read, and  leave a review.  ;-)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1i9KOvu
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1nlK3l0
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/RLkugD
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1gQX7Y7
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1rta9jC

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

Hosting me is Author Assistant and Reviewer April Allen Her mission is to bring authors and readers together. Want to read some fun facts about me, click here.

MORE CHANCES TO WIN!

FACEBOOK PARTY: Join me May 1st, 2014 at 4:40 EST. I’ll be participating as a guest author for author Veronica Blade. Her Facebook launch party for her new release, Thrown to the Wolves, is going to be amazing! I’ll be giving away two digital copies of Spirit Released. To join the Facebook party fun and find out times, etc., click here.

GUEST AUTHOR: Hosting me again, is Delilah Devlin. She’s one awesome author! Join me on Monday, April 28th, 2014 here. I’ll be asking a question and giving away a digital copy of Spirit Released to one lucky commenter.

LIKE AND SHARE: Head over to my FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGE and LIKE my page. I’ve listed a CONTEST post for you to SHARE. When we reach 350 likes, I’m going to give away another copy of Spirit Released!

WHOO HOO!!! MY APRIL WINNERS…

1. Digital copy of Keep the Promise: Linda Richter 
2. Digital copy of Honor the Promise: Amanda Kay
3. Digital copy of Keep the Promise and Spirit Released: BN100 
4. $5 eGC to Amazon.com: Bella DaSilva 
5. Winner of a beautiful “LOVE” pendent  Amanda Muller  
6.: $5 eGC to Amazon.com: Benita Wilson  
7. Winner of beautiful bracelet: Krissie Kuster Bogner  
8. Digital copy of Honor the Promise: Charlene Zall Capodice 
 
Happy Reading,
Cyndi Faria

Spirit Released Launch Day! #Giveaway

Spirit Released, Book 1 in the Whisper Cove Series, is here!!!

I’m jumping up and down with excitement to finally share Jake and Faith’s story. To celebrate, I’m hosting a Facebook Launch Party with nine other awesome authors, many who are New York Times and USA Today best sellers, National and International best sellers (check out the names below). You won’t want to miss the Facebook fun, prizes, giveaways, and books, all you have to do is follow the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/226507507543102/228003070726879/?notif_t=like  And of course, play along!

 Read Spirit Released now:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1i9KOvu  
Kobohttp://bit.ly/1nlK3l0

(And I love reviews!) (B&N, iTunes, Google Play links available soon, paperback on it’s way!)

AUTHOR LINE UP! PRIZES, GIVEAWAYS, BOOKS!

Check out the guest author line up and times (Remember these are EST):

7:00 pm: Hosting author, Cyndi Faria: Giveaway
7:15: Guest author #1 Tawny Weber: Giveaway
7:30: Guest author #2 Karin Tabke: Giveaway
7:45: Hosting author, Cyndi Faria: Giveaway
8:00: Guest author #3 Sharon Hamilton: Giveaway
8:15: Guest author #4 Kristina Mathews: Giveaway
8:30: Guest author #5 Grace Callaway: Giveaway
8:45: Hosting author, Cyndi Faria: Giveaway
9:00: Guest author #6 Virna DePaul: Giveaway
9:15: Guest author #7 Kristin Miller: Giveaway
9:30: Guest author #8 Dale Mayer: Giveaway
9:45: Guest author #9 Susan Hatler: Giveaway
10:00: Hosting author, Cyndi Faria: Final Giveaway
See you at the party!!! Cyndi
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BACK COVER BLURB:
In the sSpiritReleased 500x750easide town of Whisper Cove, a centuries’ old curse tests true love…

On her wedding day, Faith Cabrillo prepares to confess a desperate secret to her fiancé, Jake Mitchell—she’s cursed with both the ability of speaking to the dead…and never fulfilling the promise of true love. Before the truth is revealed, Jake’s life is endangered and Faith sacrifices herself to save him.

Grief-stricken, Jake refuses to accept Faith’s comatose state. His innovative research keeps Faith alive, yet he’s faced with his biggest challenge when Faith’s spirit appears with a warning that his life is still in danger. Because Jake’s a man of medicine, he denies his Faith truly exists on two planes. Until he talks to her. And holds her. And begins to hope that he’s wrong.

Will Jake’s devotion and Faith’s body and soul be forged by love’s healing power in time to stop a killer before the curse again claims Faith …this time forever?

 

Writing Process Blog Hop

 

Before I talk about my writing process, I want to say this week has been so exciting! Come Tuesday April 22nd, I’ll release my Debut novel titled, Spirit Released.

For a chance to win this beautiful locket, created by myself with the help of Origami Owl, gift cards, eBooks, and more, join the event by following this clicking here. Check Going.

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Enter the pre-party rafflecopter for a chance to win an Amazon gift card by following this clicking here.

Until Tuesday, I’ll be posting excerpts, hosting daily giveaways, and introducing you to our wonderful lineup of guest authors. Those include: Virna De Paul, Susan Hatler, Karin Tabke, Tawny Weber, Kristina Mathews, Kristin Miller, Sharon Hamilton, Grace Callaway, and Dale Mayer!

See you at the party!

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The Writing Process Blog Hop:

Asked by author Diana Mccollum to participate in a blog hop, well, I hopped right on. So thank you Diana for including me.  To find out what Diana has to say about her writing process, click here.

Questions/Answers:

What am I working on?

Right now I’m working on book 2 in the Whisper Cove Series. This is Thomas the sexy detective’s story. We’ll first meet him in Spirit Released, book 1, that releases on Tuesday, April 22!

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

This series strays away from dark and gory paranormal of vamps and weres and swings toward the more sweet but still sexy and dangerous side of the spirit world. The mystery behind the town’s curse is embedded in Native American folklore of the Ohlone people that inhabit the California coastline and the Christian settlers that founded the town. Research of the Monterey area and northward suggests spirits do exist… Along with historical conflicts between the Ohlone and Mission Settlers.

Why do I write what I do?

As a California Native who finds peace at the edge of the sea, I wanted others to experience the magic and mystery of seeing the world through both Christian and Native American lenses. Nature and natural balance has played a dynamic role in my life and has left me with questions… What if there is more than what we are told exists, what we can see?  I pity those that gazed at the horizon at the edge of the sea and believed that the world was flat, so that in sailing to the edge they’d fall to their deaths. I want to challenge such notions. And of course experience love unfolding as two souls destined for each other come together…

How does the writing process work?

Mentally, I’ve always been a daydreamer. I carry a notepad and smart phone. Should an idea pop up I’ll jot it down with the long list of others.

Over time, one of those log lines will rise to the surface of my mind. The characters will wake me in the middle of night and beg for their stories to be told. While I’m driving, entire scenes will unfold in cinematic format. Faith and Jake’s story shook me awake two years ago and never let go!

See you at the release party!

Also, if you’d like to participate in the Writing Process Blog Hop, send me a request and I’ll append to this post to keep the chain going.

Happy Easter!  Cyndi

 

 

 

Cover Reveal – Spirit Released

It’s cover reveal time and I’m super excited to share with you!

I’ve been working so hard to bring you a full length paranormal. Book one in the Whisper Cove series, titled Spirit Released, will be available on April 22nd!

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In the seaside town of Whisper Cove, a centuries’ old curse tests true love…

On her wedding day, Faith Cabrillo prepares to confess a desperate secret to her fiancé, Jake Mitchell—she’s cursed with both the ability of speaking to the dead…and never fulfilling the promise of true love. Before the truth is revealed, Jake’s life is endangered and Faith sacrifices herself to save him.

Grief-stricken, Jake refuses to accept Faith’s comatose state. His innovative research keeps Faith alive, yet he’s faced with his biggest challenge when Faith’s spirit appears with a warning that his life is still in danger. Because Jake’s a man of medicine, he denies his Faith truly exists on two planes. Until he talks to her. And holds her. And begins to hope that he’s wrong.

Will Jake’s devotion and Faith’s body and soul be forged by love’s healing power in time to stop a killer before the curse again claims Faith …this time forever?

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During the next two weeks, I’ll be either hosting or participating in blog hops, contests, and Facebook parties. As my supporters and readers, I’ll give you an opportunity via a pre-release rafflecopter to spread the word about my release on April 22nd, for a chance to win an eBook copy and more. Then on April 22, it’s FB party time!

This weeks upcoming events:

  • Monday, April 14th (8:00 am – 7:00 pm CST) via Dale Mayer’s new release celebration, there will be an awesome lineup of authors, including myself along with Cynthia Eden, Donnell Ann Bell, Virna Depaul, Marilyn Brant, Edie Ramer, Misty Evans, Robin Bielman, Jamie Lee Scott, and Michelle Diener. Join us at  http://dalemayer.com/category/blog/ (There is an event page on Facebook, if you’d like to follow along there https://www.facebook.com/events/1409988985938875/?ref_notif_type=like&source=1)
  • Rafflecopter TBA
  • Friday, April 18th I’ve been asked by author Diana McCollum to participate in a blog hop to discuss my newest work and the writing process. Find out what Diana McCollum has to say about her process at http://romancingthegenres.blogspot.com/2014/04/writing-process-blog-hop.html

Happy reading! Cyndi

Review Time – Turned by Virna DePaul #Giveaways #FF

Perfect for fans of J.R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, New York Times bestselling author Virna DePaul’s new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath.

Virna DePaul has a way of infusing sex into every single page that I can’t turn fast enough.

4-1-14 is release day for Random House author Virna DePaul and Turned, the first book in the Belladonna Agency series. Turned is a fast paced, gritty, completely addicting, as in I-can’t-wait-to-read-book 2 (Awakened) and one of Virna’s best works.

Here’s a peek at Ty and Ana’s interaction after they’ve just met, wrestled, and Ana has disarmed the mind-reading, vampire, Ty, who is also incapable of telling a lie. Ana doesn’t know he’s a vampire nor does she know he can read her mind. Let’s read what Ty is willing to do to convince Ana to give back his gun…

“…You want me. And something tells me if I kiss you—just kiss you—you’ll tell me exactly where my gun is. What are the odds that I’m right?”

As fear drained from her body, it was replaced swiftly by anger. She felt her face flame and hated that her weakness was so transparent. Worse yet, she hated him for being witness to it. She renewed her struggles, but that didn’t stop him from lowering his lips to hers.

“Bite me,” he warned, “and I swear I’ll bite you back.”

She didn’t bite him.

She couldn’t.

She was too busy trying to stifle her every sound and every reaction to his kiss. The first touch of his cool mouth to hers seared her nerve endings, and although he kept the contact quick and gentle, she was shaking when he raised his head.

“Where’s the gun?”

She stared mutely back at him.

“You want me to kiss you again, sweetheart?”

She tried shaking her head. Wasn’t sure if she actually did. She said nothing, however, afraid if she did she’d give herself away.

Yes. Yes. Yes.

She wanted him to kiss her again. But damn if she’d tell him so.

Thankfully, he didn’t need to hear it. Lowering his head once more, he was neither quick nor gentle. This time, his touch didn’t feel cool.

This time, he opened his mouth and penetrated her with his tongue.

This time, heat swept from him into her so hot and so fast she practically ignited. She whimpered, and the sound shocked her out of her lust-induced trance. No, she thought, I won’t let this happen. I can’t.

Wrenching her mouth from his, she turned her face to the side, closed her eyes and surrendered. “Your gun’s in the cabinet under the toaster.”

Turned, by Virna DePaul, Page 29-30.

Find out what happens between Ana and Ty. Preorder here: Turned 

For a chance to win a signed print preview of Turned, the first book in the Belladonna Agency series to a US winner, 18 years or older, leave a comment about what intrigues you to read stories about sexy alpha vampires?

Want more chances to win? See blog hop details here.

Happy Reading, Cyndi Faria

Lucky 7 FB Release Party (prizes)

New Release Celebration

LUCKY 7 is an Amazon Bestseller!!!!

Lucky me, Susan Hatler, has invited me to be a guest author (10:15 pm EST)! I’ll be giving away an Amazon gift card. And there will be many more prizes, great authors, free books, and giveaways!

That’s 7 bestselling authors and 7 full-length novels for  0.99 USD. This special offer price won’t last long. You can download LUCKY 7 at any of the links: AmazoniTunesBarnes & Noble, and Kobo

Can’t wait to see you tomorrow at the LUCKY 7 Facebook Party: Here

Cyndi